The small Queen Anne cottage at 3020 Welton Street was constructed sometime prior to 1890, as it is shown on the 1890 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps along with many of the neighboring properties. No building permits were located for house, so the owner at the time of construction, builder, and architect are unknown, though it is assumed that there was no architect as the structure is 1-1/2 stories with simple Queen Anne details.
Denver Assessor’s records do not list an owner for the property until 1910 when Charles L Record is listed. Record, who owned the property until 1919, is listed as living at 3022 Welton as early as 1905. The 1910 census lists him as living at the address with his sister Leona and a servant, and notes his profession as plumber. He married his wife Amelia in 1910. He is listed at 3022 Welton Street as late as 1915 and then a 1917 directory lists Record as a Pipe fitter for the Union Pacific Railroad in residence at 1330 Monroe Street. He is also listed as living at 243 Elati Street in a 1918 Directory. This suggests that between 1915 and 1917, Record and his family moved from 3022 Welton Street and retained it as a rental property. Directory entries and advertisements in the Denver post from 1895 onward indicate that various people lived in the house prior to and at the same time as Record, suggesting that whenever he acquired the property he let out spare rooms to boarders. “
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Community Planning and Development City of Denver 10 February 2020.
Denver Municipal Code